2019 Outlook: COMAC’s slow but steady progress

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: This is not the year where China’s COMAC will have break-out progress for the C919, its challenge to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. Flight testing is slow and… Read More

Spies and industrial spying

By Scott Hamilton March 27, 2018, © Leeham News, Bainbridge Island (WA): The unexpected US order to close the Russian Consulate in Seattle this week set off a media frenzy in this city because two reasons cited were… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Chinese aircraft engine industry

October 07, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we will now look at the Chinese civil aircraft engine industry. The Chinese engine industry is closely modeled after the Chinese aircraft industry that… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner; The Chinese civil aircraft industry

September 30, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we will now look at the Chinese civil aircraft industry. The Chinese aero industry has similarities with the Russian industry in its overall structure. From the… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: background and outlook

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The discussions around a joint Russian and Chinese development of a 250-300 seat wide-body has been going on for years. The project got a more concrete form… Read More

Pontifications: Shifting focus to Embraer

Jan. 25, 2016, © Leeham Co. Embraer announced last week it had cut metal on its first E195 E2, more than a month before the roll-out of the first E190 E2, scheduled for Feb. 25, at is Sao… Read More

New aircraft programs’ sorry record of delay

Subscription Required. Jan. 7, 2016, (c) Leeham Co. New aircraft programs used to be on time and a source of pride for the Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs). No longer. Delays are the norm, and despite “lessons learned,” there… Read More

No fear of C919 for a generation

Nov. 4, 2015, © Leeham Co. The first COMAC C919 was rolled out of the factory over the weekend, China’s mainline entry into the fiercely competitive arena now “owned” by the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. Although the two giants each has… Read More

Assessing the China market

Subscription required. Introduction Sept. 30, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.: The Boeing deals announced last week with China put the country into the spotlight about its commercial aviation ambitions. For many, the various deals announced by Boeing raise alarm… Read More

Mitsubishi opens Seattle Engineering Center ahead of MRJ90 first flight

August 3, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. today opened its Seattle Engineering Center jointly with local company AeroTEC in advance of the first flight of the MRJ90 in September or October. During the second quarter of next… Read More